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(Poesia 14) Since Catalina lacks what Castellanos deems as the key to relevance for women under patriarchy, she turns to what might be considered traditionally masculine ways of obtaining power: striving for prestige as an all-important leader, and even embracing a god-complex in which she seeks reverence from her peers as the Ilol, or priestess.
In it, she seems to be telling the story of Catalina, but only names her as the ilol. Briefly summarized, Teresa's legend tells of a powerful ilol who lived in a cave with her son made of stone.
The ilol of Teresa's legend had a fake demonic son, one made of stone who cast curses on the entire community.